29 December 2011 @ 11:10 am
End-of-the-Year Vidding Meme  
(All the cool kids are doing it, how could I resist?)

Vids in 2011
Ghosts (North & South, June)
Hatred (Spooks, August)
Darkness, Darkness (Whitechapel, October)
From the North (Game of Thrones, December)
An Toll Dubh (The Eagle, December)
Scrooge (North & South, December)
Cold Is the Night (Sirens, December)

...and a couple in the making for [livejournal.com profile] festivids. (And a quick "Rarmitage is smexy!" vid that I never showed to anyone but [livejournal.com profile] roadrunner1896 and [livejournal.com profile] elsmoka :-) )


My favourite video this year
Probably Darkness, Darkness. For one, I geniunely love the source and the song. The whole vid just fell into place all of its own. But personally I feel like it's also a big step forwards stylewise. The vids before were still mostly trying to figure out what worked and what didn't, and possibly didn't reach their full potential. Darkness, Darkness felt better in that regard though looking back now I'd probably done a few things differently. Still. Love it loads and I may go back and fix the few issues I have with it now.

My least favourite video this year
From the North even though I attempted editing and cutting a song for the first time here. I still like the idea loads and most parts of the vid but somehow it felt like I was aiming for too much too soon.

Most successful video
An Toll Dubh by far though that question is a bit unfair because that is the only vid I ever crossposted to a community other than [livejournal.com profile] vidding. ;-) But still, I got a lot of positive response to it. Given that I had expected zero to a handful comments it was almost a bit overwhelming :-)

Video most under-appreciated by the universe, in my opinion
Darkness, Darkness but then again, it is for a tiny wee small fandom and I didn't crosspost it other than to [livejournal.com profile] vidding, so it wouldn't be fair towards the universe. I keep meaning to crosspost Darkness, Darkness but I'm not sure what the netiquette is given that it's an old-ish vid.

Cold Is The Night didn't get a lot of feedback but the fandom is basically non-existant. I couldn't even find a LJ community to crosspost it to.

Most fun video
Apart from the "Rarmitage is smexy" vid, you mean? :-) I really loved making Scrooge and making up that alternate reality in whih Thornton is an evil, heartless arse. I also really loved working on my [livejournal.com profile] festivids assignment. And I did mention Darkness, Darkness?

Video with single sexiest moment
"Rarmitage is smexy". THE END. :-p Other than that I love the "raising of the shields" bit in An Toll Dubh.

Biggest vid fail
Since I've just gotten into I refuse to talk about any of the vids as failures. They're all part of a learning progress ;D That said, I kept running out of source material for Cold Is The Night, so it didn't get quite to be what I wanted it to be.

Hardest video to make
From the North, definitely. The song I picked was so hard to vid because it has no obvious rhythm or beat. I spent a lot of time rearranging the timeline and ways to structure the vid and whatnot. I'm still not quite happy with it.

Most unintentionally telling video
They're all kind of angsty, aren't they? :-)

2012 Resolutions/Plans
I have an awesome epic childhood-multi-fandom vid in mind that I really want to do. There's going to be a few [livejournal.com profile] festivids vids, I hope. At least one :-) I also hope to make the Friday Night Lights vid I've been meaning to vid since before I even decided to give vidding another try. And the Doctor Who one. Oh, and I want to vid Harry Potter and LOTR. I also hope to learn more about Avisynth and cool techniques.
 
 
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[identity profile] elli.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2011 10:45 am (UTC)
I love Cold is the Night.
You could post it to any richard com right? Aren't there any?

Also..why have I not seen the smexy? ;)

Edited 2011-12-29 10:46 am (UTC)
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One Evil Muffin: Richard Armitage - No Regrets[identity profile] legoline.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2011 12:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)

I couldn't find any Richard comms either. At least none that were particularly active :-/

Because back then you weren't quite that invested in him and since then I've decided it to be too bad to be shown around :-)
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ext_33206: Rarmitage[identity profile] roadrunner1896.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2011 12:37 pm (UTC)
[livejournal.com profile] armitage_daily let's you pimp all your fanworks. Grafics, fics and vids and it is kind of active. Like at least one or two posts a week? Probably more, I usually filter it out of my daily reading list.

Poor Elli. She is missing out. :D

But yeah, just the more for her to look forward to with the edited/new version. :D
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One Evil Muffin[identity profile] legoline.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2011 01:22 pm (UTC)
I think she was referring to Richard Madden :)
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ext_33206: Sirens - Ashley[identity profile] roadrunner1896.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2011 01:26 pm (UTC)
In that case she should have used the last name. Especially since she did mention the "smexy" vid, which doesn't even allow any other thoughts about any other Richards anymore. ;p

If Tumblr is anything to go by, there proably is a small but active Richard Madden community on LJ somewhere, too, though?
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One Evil Muffin[identity profile] legoline.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2011 02:11 pm (UTC)
If there is I haven't found it :-/
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ext_33206: Sirens - Ashley[identity profile] roadrunner1896.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2011 02:17 pm (UTC)
I didn't pay much attention when I was icon hunting for an Ashley. I used the "click on GoT icon makers whose icons you like and see if they also made Sirens icons" tactic instead of going through communities. Sorry!

But if I come across one, I will let you know. :)
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[identity profile] elli.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2011 01:56 pm (UTC)
She was!!
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[identity profile] elli.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2011 01:56 pm (UTC)
You know what.I meant Richard Madden, but while I was typing this, I figured it could be pimped for both richards, because appearantly in my brain this was a companien vid for that fanfic she wrote for you.
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ext_33206: Rarmitage - overload[identity profile] roadrunner1896.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2011 02:00 pm (UTC)
Everything should go to both Richards. :D

Actually, I was having "Darkness, Darkness" on my mind from the conversation below and was wondering why you wanted to pimp that in a Richard comm. But Armitage would make more sense than Madden, I guess. ;)

And then I got all distracted thinking about the smexy vid again.

Not an excuse, just an explanation about how my brain works these days. ;p
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[identity profile] elli.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2011 01:44 pm (UTC)
I haven't checked out any myself. But I might have an idea at some point. I could post it at the team stark com. Or at thronesocial... these are throneland coms. Can't hurt, right?

wot...wot.. and that means I cannot see the smexy vid? *isverysad*
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One Evil Muffin[identity profile] legoline.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2011 02:12 pm (UTC)
I could post it at the team stark com. Or at thronesocial... these are throneland coms. Can't hurt, right?


Nope :) If it's okay if you post links to vids?
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ext_33206: Rarmitage - Strike Back chest[identity profile] roadrunner1896.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2011 12:00 pm (UTC)
I am still regularly watching the smexy vid and it still makes me horny happy everytime I do! :D

"Cold is the Night" is amazing, because it is dedictated to me. So there, end of story. ;p

But yes, shows with little aired minutes are probably hard to work into "complete" stories for vids. But definitely not a fail. :)

I should watch "Darkness, Darkness" again. Also, still need a Rupert icon. Thought I could mention that for no apparent reason. ;)

And there should be Whitechapel or Rupert Penry-Jones communities out there that you could pimp the vids at? They shouldn't have problems getting older stuff recced and will probably be quite happy to have something added to the fandom.

*huggles you*

I approve of your 2012 resolutions! :D
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One Evil Muffin: Richard Armitage - Gisborne's Smolder[identity profile] legoline.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2011 12:27 pm (UTC)
I'm glad! :) I should go back and fix it at some point, though.

Well as long as you like CITN all is well :p

Let me know if you find good Rupert icons! ;)

There actually is one and they found my vid and linked it to the community's masterlist. They even asked me to post it but I never got around to do it and now I feel awkward about it. Meh.

*rehuggles*

Excellent! :D
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ext_33206: Sirens - Ashley[identity profile] roadrunner1896.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2011 12:33 pm (UTC)
Yes. My me (and my opinion) clearly is most important.

Because I am so humble or something. ;p

I am not even looking. Still waiting for you to make some. ;p *is lazy*

Don't be stupid. These small fandoms appreciate fanworks and don't care how long it took to get something up there.
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One Evil Muffin[identity profile] legoline.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2011 01:24 pm (UTC)
I can only do one thing--vid or make icons. Sorry.

Don't be stupid.
You don't be stupid *pouts* But okay. I may then.
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ext_33206: Rarmitage - spooks - non-silent kitty[identity profile] roadrunner1896.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2011 01:29 pm (UTC)
Well, at one point you might be in an icon mood or in need for a vidding break or something and then I will be there to remind you of the Rupert icons. As I am every opportunity I get inbetween now and then. ;p

You don't be stupid *pouts*

Sorry, can't help that. It is default setting. ;p
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One Evil Muffin[identity profile] legoline.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2011 02:13 pm (UTC)
I feared as much :)
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ext_33206: book - Oscar Wilde - too old to know eve[identity profile] roadrunner1896.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2011 02:15 pm (UTC)
Re the Rupert icons or re my stupidity?

When did I delete my "stupid" Garfield icon? Guess I already wanted to make space for Rupert. ;p
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[identity profile] lilly-the-kid.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2011 03:16 pm (UTC)
I still adore An Toll Dubh, so so pretty!
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